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Fragrance Associate Manager - Health


Roles & Responsibilities


  • Within defined categories, assist in the interface activity between Reckitt R&D team and core Fragrance suppliers, including leading the briefing/debriefing and evaluation of fragrances to guide the development process, leveraging consumer and olfactive knowledge to ensure winning fragrances meet the brief criteria.
  • Within defined categories, develop an understanding of base formulations in all relevant technical formats to provide optimal fragrance guidance.
  • Performs thorough olfactive evaluation of fragrances for assigned projects, including in-use testing.
  • Participate in & coordinate fragrance sensory and performance testing, manage and analyze olfactive stability testing.
  • Within a subset of the defined categories, lead the fragrance development process including strategy identification, innovation briefing, and olfactive mappings whilst maintaining an in-depth knowledge of market products and key competitors.
  • Provide technical support, including the issuance of any required rework briefs in support of Innovation, new product development, and new fragrance upgrade projects, ensuring best practice briefing principles are followed to deliver optimal fragrance delivery from our Fragrance House partners.
  • Actively participate in reviews with Fragrance House partners to identify fragrance innovation opportunities for Reckitt brands.
  • Support the exploration of fragrance-related technologies within the Innovation community.
  • Maintain effective network both with external Fragrance House partners and with internal Reckitt partners, including R&D Innovation, Operations, Science Platforms, Marketing and Procurement, Regulatory, Safety to drive initiatives and projects seamlessly forward.
  • Ensure collaboration with fragrance house partners to deliver value-added intelligence to Reckitt including sensorial trends and concepts, ingredient trends, consumer insights, technical innovation, and competitive radar.
  • Manage category-specific tracking information and ensure optimal fragrances are available for rapid rollout and local execution.
  • Ensure that all fragrance briefing and recommendations comply with the agreed Reckitt global core Fragrance supplier contract principles.




  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant scientific discipline.
  • Experience in new product development and prior experience with fragrance/flavor evaluation is a must.
  • 8+ years of experience within a Fragrance/Flavour/FMCG environment, ideally with a Personal Care background.
  • 4 years+ of proven Project Management experience within a cross-functional, international, and multi-cultural environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven experience working in multifunctional and multicultural global project teams.
  • Above-average olfactive acuity.

Job Segment: Medical, Healthcare

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